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Plymouth Science Park

Plymouth Science Park


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Our Place - Your Space

Plymouth Science Park (PSP) was established in 1996 and is host to over 120 businesses in the Life Sciences, e-Commerce and Digital Technology. Set in 25 acres, PSP offers over 150,000 ft2 of grade ‘A’ office accommodation plus wet/dry laboratory space ranging from 160 – 10,000 ft2 units. With leases starting at 1 month, PSP can provide the most flexible space solution for businesses from start-up to established organisations.


The Park is located alongside the Derriford Teaching Hospital, Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of St Mark and St John.  It is the centre for clinical trials in cognitive research, dementia and diabetes.  It is also the genuine “Surf’n’Turf” site, located just a few miles from Dartmoor National Park and the dramatic Devon and Cornish coastline.  In 2015 Plymouth was rated as the best place to live in terms of good schools, clean air, value and quality of housing and of course access to the sea and moor.

PSP Advisory Board

The PSP Advisory Board comprises a team of high quality business advisors with experience in many different disciplines, market sectors and geographies. It was assembled to provide expert advice to PSP businesses and affiliate companies.


PSP tenants have up to 100 hours of support per year free of charge. Advisors typically provide support in areas such as business planning and development, re-financing, sales and marketing, strategy, organisation and development, coaching and mentoring, product development, restructuring and resourcing.

Finance & Investment



Park clients have unique access to a range of investment and financial support initiatives either through the bi-annual “Dragons Den” Investment Day where businesses pitch for investment to a panel of angel investors and venture capitalists, or through our partner organisation GAIN (Growth Acceleration & Investment Network) which manages a range of government investment schemes.

Phase 5

December 2016 will see the opening of 1 Research Way, part of our Phase 5 development.  This 30,000 ft2 unit is a state of the art building that will provide industry leading super-fast broadband, a fibre network infrastructure and the highest levels of system resilience.   A flexible internal floor plan will offer space options for businesses ranging in size from 10-100 employees.

Services & Facilities

  • Superfast to Ultrafast broadband over a resilient site-wide fibre network
  • Event facilities, conference, lecture theatre and meeting rooms catering for 6-100 people
  • On-site Tier 3 Data Centre
  • Virtual office, office pod and grow on space
  • Vibrant community of 75 businesses employing over 700 people
  • On site ICT, Facilities and Events teams.
  • On site Bistro
  • 24/7 security and CCTV
  • 24/7/365 access
  • Free parking



Plymouth Science Park
1 Davy Road

Contact:   Hailey Cattle
Tel:   01752 762106
Email:   hcattle@plymouthsciencepark.com
Website:   www.plymouthsciencepark.com

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5 Research Way - Plymouth Science Park

The largest building within their Phase 3 development is 5 Research Way. This flagship building is split over two floors covering 12,000 sq. ft. net. There are flexible opportunities available to locate within this prestigious building ranging from 3,000 sq. ft. up to 12,000 sq. ft. Key features within 5 Research Way are as follows: • Dedicated parking • Open plan design • Board Room with 2 adjoining meeting rooms • Integrated data cabling and server room • Canteen with networked hot desks • Showers facilities • Extensive landscaping surrounding the building. For further details or a no obligation viewing please contact the team Telephone 01752 764436 or email space@plymouthsciencepark.com

7 Research Way - Plymouth Science Park

7 Research Way provides 6,738 sq. ft. of premier office accommodation split over four floors, two full floors and two mezzanine floors. Overlooking the Phase 3 piazza with views across Bircham Valley. Key features within 7 Research Way are as follows: • Dedicated parking • Open plan design • Integrated data cabling and server room • Kitchen • Showers facilities • Extensive landscaping surrounding the building For further details or a no obligation viewing please contact the team Telephone 01752 764436 or email space@plymouthsciencepark.com


Chief Executive Officer, Plymouth Science Park

Plymouth Science Park


Role: Chief Executive Officer, Plymouth Science Park

Salary:  Competitive

Contract: Full time, permanent

Location: Plymouth

Closing date: Midnight, 29 May 2017

Plymouth Science Park

Plymouth Science Park was established in 1996 by the University of Plymouth and Plymouth City Council, who are the joint venture owners.  It is the largest Science and Technology centre in the South-West delivering world-class research, laboratory and office space. .  The Park has grown to support some 120 businesses and is ready to commence its next exciting stage of development to realise its full potential.

The primary objective of the Science Park is to support the University, and in so doing the City, to further its aims and reputation with respect to science, innovation and commercialisation. 

The Role

We are seeking an innovative and pragmatic individual to develop and deliver a refreshed strategic vision to drive the Science Park forwards.  Working closely with the Board and relevant stakeholders, you will use your previous expertise to take the Park into its next exciting phase. 

The Person

A self-starter and highly motivated individual, you will have excellent commercial and financial acumen skills and the ability to influence and negotiate. A superb communicator you will be comfortable working with researchers and scientists and able to act as a knowledge broker between the science base and industry, in partnership with the University’s Research and Innovation services. Ideally, you will have some understanding of current technology trends.

You will have a relevant science or technology educational background, at least to degree level, and have experience of working with businesses and organisations in both the private and public sectors, understanding their diverse challenges and needs.

You will need to have a genuine passion for science and innovation and strong ambassadorial skills to raise the profile and reputation of the Science Park in the region and beyond in support of the University and the City.

Experience of building and/or managing commercial property would be beneficial, as would experience in marketing.

Flexibility for UK, and potentially international, travel will be required. 

The Rewards:

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

This is an exciting chance to be part of a progressive and cutting-edge business in a beautiful location, where you can really make a difference.

A relocation package is available with this role.

Further information and how to apply

If you possess the experience, passion and attitude to make this role a success then we would love to hear from you.

You can apply here, where you can download an information pack that provides more details about the role and the application process.

Plymouth Science Park is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications for all sections of the community.

Sponsorship under Tier 2 is not available for this position.


Closing date: Midnight, 29 May 2017

Following a long-list meeting, successful candidates will be invited for a preliminary telephone call on 12 June.

Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to meet with key stakeholders in Plymouth in during w/c 26 June or w/c 3 July.

Interviews will take place 13 July.

For an informal conversation, please call:  Colin Shipp or Laura Beahan on 01752 588255 or email vacancies@plymouth.ac.uk